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Race the Reserve Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K | 5K | Relay
August 8 @ 5:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 5:30 am on day second of August, repeating until August 12, 2023
Runners will begin and end their adventure on the south side of the historic seaport community of Coupeville. This is the second oldest town in Washington and government center of Island County, located on the south shore of Penn Cove on beautiful Whidbey Island. You will have the unique opportunity to traverse both Ebey’s Prairie and Crockett Prairie within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve offering spectacular, panoramic ocean, mountain and prairie farmland views. Across the pastoral landscape in the Reserve and vast waterways of Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, runners will be greeted with sweeping vistas that include Mount Baker, the North Cascades, the Olympic Mountains and Peninsula, Mount Rainier and the San Juan Islands. If you participate in the marathon, relay or half, you will also have the opportunity to run through Fort Casey State Park where you will go past the lighthouse and bunkers used in WW II. If your lucky you will catch a glimpse of the ferries running between Coupeville and Port Townsend as you skirt the shores of Admirality Inlet.
A combination of dramatic seaside bluffs, dense forests, dirt and paved trails and fertile prairies offers a unique location and opportunity for competitive running in the first (1978) of only three designated historical reserves in the country.
We look forward to seeing you at the starting line! Happy Running!
— Early packet pick-up Friday between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.
— Participant packet pick-up and check-in beginning at 5:30 a.m
— Marathon/Relay event day registration available between 5:30 and 6:45 a.m.
— Marathon/Relay Start Time: 7:00 a.m. (We will offer an early start at 6AM for marathon walkers and runners however times will not be recorded as official and racers will not be eligible for prizes. Please note: water stations will not be open until 7am.)
— Half Marathon event day registration available between 6:00 and 7:15 a.m.
— Half Marathon Start Time: 7:30 a.m. (Walkers may start earlier on the course)
10K / 5K Run / Walk event day registration available between 6:30 and 7:45 a.m.
— 10K / 5K Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
— ALL COURSES CLOSE at 1PM
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.